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On the Cover : Cassie Bahe of Grantsville, Utah, took home the first ever WPRA Breakaway Roping title from the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. 2020 marked the first year for this legendary rodeo to have ladies breakaway roping featured on the same stage as the other professional rodeo events. Photo by James Phifer, Rodeobum.com President/CEO Update 6 Inspiration 8 InThe News 8 Social Round-up 9 2020WPRA ProRodeo and Rookie Standings 10 Taking Care of Business 11 Fort Worth Breakaway 12 Fort Worth Barrels 13 RNCFR Preview 14 RNCFR Headshots 16 Sponsor Spotlight 18 2020 PRCA/WPRA Circuit Standings 20 Business 21 Short Listings 22 2020 Junior Division Standings 22 Futurity & Derby Standings 22 2020WPRA Pro Rodeo Breakaway standings 23 Jerry AnnTaylor Best Dressed Award (Fort Worth) 24 Breeding Shed 26 2020 Roping DivisionWorld Standings 28 Rapid City, S.D. Recap 29 Denver Recap 20 Yuma, AZ Recap 31 San Angelo,TX Recap 32 Winners Circle 33 AskThe Vet 34 12 24

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PRESIDENT/CEO CORNER M arch the month where we celebrate the color green on St. Patrick’s Day and in the sport of rodeo we celebrate that same color with some big payouts including RodeoHouston for the barrel racers and RFD-

the first year for the Maple Leaf Circuit to have its own team and that is very exciting for the sport as we have many great rodeos and athletes north of the border. While this year’s event will not count toward WPRAWorld Standings, you can still bet that each cowgirl will bring their A-game for a chance at this prestigious title. We will be holding our annual WPRA Board of Directors meeting in conjunction with the RAM NCFR this year. We will be welcoming many new members to the Board of Directors, so would like to take this time to thank those who have faithfully served in these positions in the past. Each of these ladies served the Association out of the passion they have for the sport and I think them for their tireless effort in moving the Association forward. Those that will be going off the board include Stacey Freitas (California), Toni Karre (Turquoise), and Patti McCutchen (Roping Director). Next time you see these ladies be sure to thank them for their time and dedication to the sport of women’s rodeo. An early thanks to those that have stepped up to take their positions and look forward to working with you to advance our Association in this new decade. A reminder to check the website, www.wpra.com, for the latest in Association News including upcoming General Membership meetings. Alone we can do so little; TOGETHER we can do so much. God Bless,

TVs The American for the breakaway ropers. What an exciting time to be a breakaway roper in the WPRA. A huge thanks to the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo for stepping up and being a significant catalyst in propelling breakaway roping to the forefront at PRCA sanctioned rodeos. From the reports I received it was very well received by the fans in Fort Worth and I thank every roper that competed for your professionalism in this new arena. I am excited about the future of this event and the future of two women’s events at PRCA sanctioned rodeos. While we know there will be challenges and bumps along the way as we venture into uncharted territory, we ask for your patience with the directors, office and rodeo personnel as we work together to grow this event. I would also like to acknowledge and congratulate Jimmie Smith on being named the 2020 Jerry Ann Taylor Best Dressed Award winner in Fort Worth, Texas. What a cool outfit you had and I loved the sparkle and professional look you had. You truly honored the late Jerry Ann Taylor with your outfit and hope to see it make many more appearances on the road. Next month Kissimmee, Florida and Osceola County will host the 2020 Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo and what a great group of ladies we have qualified to compete for the WPRA. This will mark

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IN THE NEWS

that do not have a score/time will not receive tour points. Tournament format rodeos will have points assigned based on the progression in the rodeo. Contestants will be ranked by farthest progression in the tournament 1-40. Contestants that make the finals will be ranked by highest score/fastest time in the finals round. Contestants with no score in the Finals will be ranked the highest score/fastest time in the semi-finals. After contestants in the finals round are ranked and assigned points, contestants in the semi-finals round will be ranked by highest score/fastest time in the semi-finals round. After contestants in the finals and semi-finals round are ranked and assigned points, contestants in the long go rounds will be ranked by total highest score/fastest total time and assigned relevant remaining points available. Contestantsmust enter and compete at aminimumof 35 ProRodeo Tour Rodeos for their points to count for 2020 ProRodeo Tour Standings and advance to the ProRodeo Tour Playoff. Qualification to the ProRodeo Tour Playoff and Finale will be based solely on 2020 ProRodeo Tour Standings. Additionally, turn out fines will be doubled at 2020 ProRodeo Tour events and contestants who turn out of these events will be assessed a 50 tour point deduction per Tour Rodeo turned out.

2020 PRORODEOTOUR RODEOS

ODESSA, TX DENVER, CO FORT WORTH, TX RAPID CITY, SD JACKSON, MS SAN ANGELO, TX SAN ANTONIO, TX TUCSON, AZ HOUSTON, TX AUSTIN, TX REDMOND, OR RNCFR LOGANDALE, NV RED BLUFF, CA CORPUS CHRISTI, TX CLOVIS, CA RENO, NV GREELEY, CO PECOS, TX SPRINGDALE, AR PRESCOTT, AZ CODY, WY LIVINGSTON, MT ST. PAUL, OR OAKLEY CITY, UT CASPER, WY GUYMON, OK REDDING, CA SISTERS, OR

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO SHERIDAN, WY VERNAL, UT NAMPA, ID SALINAS, CA OGDEN, UT SPANISH FORK, UT CHEYENNE, WY DEADWOOD, SD DODGE CITY, KS PHILLIPSBURG, KS HEBER CITY, UT LOVINGTON, NM HERMISTON, OR SIKESTON, MO LAWTON, OK CALDWELL, ID CANBY, OR KENNEWICK, WA BREMERTON, WA FILER, ID ELLENSBURG, WA WALLAWALLA, WA PUYALLUP, WA – Tour Playoff TOUR FINALE- TBD GOODING, ID BILLINGS, MT BAKER, MT

The top 24 contestants from the Tour Standings will advance to the playoff to be held in Puyallup, WA. The top 12 from the Tour Playoff will advance to the Tour Finale. The Tour Standings will be a points-based system for contestants at each qualifying Tour Rodeo. There will be three levels of tour points based on the total payout at a Tour Rodeo. Points will be distributed for placings 1-40 for Tour Rodeos. Contestants will be ranked by highest scores/fastest times at the conclusion of the rodeo. At a Tour Rodeo with two or more go rounds points will be distributed based on the average. Contestants

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SOCIAL ROUND-UP A cool moment at a Stock Show Experience today. Two barrel racers went to a meet & greet and noticed René Fuller’s belt buckle. It was a barrel racing buckle from the 1956. René mother was LaTonne Sewalt, a two time world champion and a FWSSR Barrel Racing Champion! Ivy Hurst and Jackie Ganter, Feb 1

One of the pleasures of being a State Representative is getting to recognize special people like Kelsie Chace.This young lady is a 3 XWorld Champion in Breakaway Roping, 2 XWorld Champion

inTie-Down Roping, and 2 XWorld Champion All Around Cowgirl.That is 7 World Championships in the last few years.Thank you Kelsie for taking time to come to the Capitol, you are a great ambassador for the State of Oklahoma. Carl Newton, Feb. 11

When I interviewed @ cassiebahe last night  at @ fwssr  I shared that I was @ wpranowWorld Champion Breakaway Roper  #1982 #WayBack Pam Minick, Feb. 9

Mother and daughter spending Valentines weekend together on half sisters. Design In Red (Slick By Design x RC Back In Black)

Goldmine Heart (Heart of Cartel x RC Back In Black) Jane Melby, Feb. 16, 2020

We won 2nd in the 2nd round of our set today!!!Truck ❤️ you try so hard... He gets a break tonight and Shiner can have a shot at it 💪🏻 And got to see my buddy Melissa Mouton , it’s been too

What a whirlwind this week has been! I want to start off with thanks to everyone that made this week possible, it has been quite the birthday week and a fabulous way to start off 36. We placed at Jackson, won San Angelo, and made the semi finals at

long, sure do miss you. #SanAntonioRodeo2020

Congrats Ryann Pedone and Stinger!!! Dang y’all are fun to

watch... what a horse 😳 Stevi Hillman – Feb. 9

San Antonio! We also had a beautiful Epic Leader colt out of Steele Magnolias and our trusty right hand Courtney got news that she gets to stay with us for another 5 years. None of this would be possible without Katniss being rock solid and making 5 amazing runs in 5 days. A special thanks to CallahanTryan for trading me at San

I don’t get on Facebook very often, but I am glued to my news feed lately checking in on my first born baby boy, Stinger. I’m so proud of Feel the Sting and what a beautiful, fast young man he has turned out to be. He and Ryann have had a really good winter run so far and I can’t wait to follow their journey. Hope you enjoy those little winter pens as much as I did. Keep up the great work, son. Stingray-Feb 10

Antonio so I could go toTucson! Brittany PozziTonozzi, Feb. 17

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2020WPRA PRO RODEO STANDINGS Unofficial Standings as of Feb. 18, 2020 1. Jimmie Smith McDade, TX $38,242 2. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi Lampasas, TX $36,388 *3. Hailey Lockwood Cotulla, TX $33,691 4. Ivy Hurst Springer, OK $26,811 5. Tillar Murray Fort Worth, TX $18,751 6. Tiany Schuster Krum, TX $16,124 7. Taylor Langdon Aubrey, TX $15,480 8. Shelley Morgan Eustace, TX $14,997 9. Dona Kay Rule Minco, OK $12,939 10. Carly Taylor Andersonville, TN $12,924 11. Wenda Johnson Pawhuska, OK $12,903 12. Ivy Saebens Hudson, CO $11,909 13. CheyenneWimberley Stephenville, TX $11,835 14. Emily Efurd Clements, MD $11,531 15. Ashley Castleberry Montgomery, TX $11,254 16. Kassie Mowry Dublin, TX $10,624 17. Lisa Lockhart Oelrichs, S.D. $10,607 18. Ryann Pedone Sunset, TX $10,019 19. Alex Lang Harper, TX $8,717 20. SissyWinn Chapman Ranch, TX $8,558 7. Kindyl Scruggs 8. Charlie Johnson 9. Amanda Butler 10. Kaitlyn Prentice 11. Christina Gould 12. Karlee Benincasa 13. Krista Denny 14. Martha Smith 15. Paige Jones 16. Jessie Domann 17. April Gomez 2. Maggie Carter 3. Erica Blakeney 4. Bristan Kennedy 5. Sarah Rau

ROOKIE STANDINGS 1. Cassidy Champlin Pilot Point, TX

$5,849 $4,779 $3,037 $2,873 $2,674 $2,305 $2,074 $1,418

Dekalb, TX

Williamson, GA Levelland, TX Weatherford, TX Winnfield, LA Southhaven, MS

6. Savannah Lovell Thurmon

Bastrop, TX Payson, UT Bokchito, OK Williams, AZ

$977 $855 $848 $514 $477 $468 $399 $276 $162

Gansevoort, NY McHenry, N.D.

Lipan, TX Wayne, OK

Gainesville, TX Andrews, TX

Where The Elite Compete SM

Hailey Kinsel, 2019 WPRA World Champion Barrel Racer, Photo by Dan Hubbell

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TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS

WPRA 2020 Holiday Schedule Holiday Day of Week From the Corner Office

Thought of the Month Life isn’t meant to be easy, it’s meant to be Lived.

Date

Good Friday Memorial Day

Friday

April 10 May 25

Sometimes happy, other times rough… But with every up and down you learn lessons that make you Strong.

Monday

Observe Independence Day Friday

July 3

Labor Day

Monday Thursday

September 7 November 26 November 27 December 24 December 25 December 31

Thanksgiving Day

Employee Appreciation Day Friday

Christmas Eve Christmas Day New Year’s Eve 2021 Holiday New Year’s Day

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January 1

Rule of the Month An unpaid balance on your WPRA account can make you ineligible which can interfere with entering rodeos through Procom. Contestants may still enter a rodeo while ineligible as long as they pay their fees with the WPRA office prior to books closing. Failure to do so will result in being drawn out. Please refer to rule 10.4.1.7. in the 2020 WPRA Rule Book.  A WPRA member shall not participate in or perform an exhibition in a PRCA rodeo not approved by the WPRA. No WPRA member shall participate in an invitational barrel race held at a PRCA approved rodeo unless by special WPRA Board approval. WPRAmembers participating in an open or invitational barrel race held at a PRCA approved rodeo may be subject to a major rule infraction. Please refer to rules 1.3.12.1. and 1.3.12.3 in the 2020 WPRA Rule Book

General Membership Meetings 2020 General Membership Meeting Schedule (periodically check back to see updated information-www.wpra.com) Park City, KS: 1/25/2020 after 10 AM slack Rapid City, SD: 2/4/2020 30 after the 10:00 AM slack Kissimmee, FL: 2/21/2020 after 8:00 AM slack Scottsdale, AZ: 3/5/2020 after 9 AM slack

Caldwell, ID: TBA Cowtown, NJ: TBA WPRAWorld Finals: TBA

We are not given a good life or a bad life. We are given a life. It’s up to us to make it good or bad.

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INAUGURAL WINNER Cassie Bahe Named Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Breakaway Roping Champion By Amy Wilson T he 124th Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo continues to be legendary, but in new ways. They moved into the new Dickies Arena, implemented a new rodeo format, and added WPRA Breakaway Roping with an equal added payout of $127,600

dollars. Each ProRodeo event featured 56 contestants who were divided into seven brackets that competed in two rounds. Money won determined who advanced to the semifinal rounds or wildcard round, and ultimately the championship finals. Cassie Bahe, along with her younger sister, Anna, earned their opportunity to rope at the FWSSR from being ranked high enough in the WPRA Breakaway Roping World Standings after having success in the Wilderness Circuit. “We were about 30 cents apart going into the [Wilderness Circuit] finals,” Cassie said. “I ended up second, and my sister was first.” Cassie, 24, learned to rope from her dad, Francis, when she was about 5 years old. “My dad has always been a really good roper, but he mainly just team ropes. He got us started on roping and I’ve loved it ever since,” she explained. “There’s never been a time that I didn’t think I was going to rope.” With the recent advancement of breakaway roping in professional

round with a 2.6 second run, but Cassie missed her first calf. “I kind of got real down on myself thinking I was going to be out of it. But I came back the next day and won the round which got me into the semifinals,” Cassie said. Her 2.4 second run was enough to advance her to the semifinals. “I really love that tournament format which is based on money won.” With a couple days off, Cassie, who is originally from Grantsville, Utah but now living in Idaho Falls, Idaho, got to enjoy everything Texas has to offer but her focus was still on roping. She and Anna roped with James Barton a couple times. “That helped a lot,” she said. “It’s definitely nice to get a few practice runs in and especially with his help – he was awesome.” They also watched the calves at Dickies each night. Cassie Bahe took home over $23,000 from the Lone Star State after winning the inaugural breakaway roping title at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. Bahe and her younger sister, Anna, both competed in the finals aboard the family’s equine partner Roy, a 13-year old sorrel gelding. Both Cassie and Anna called on Roy’s services during the historic event. Photo by James Phifer, Rodeobum.com

rodeo, Cassie and other breakaway ropers are getting experiences they’ve never had before. “It’s my favorite rodeo,” she said of the FWSSR at Dickies Arena. “The committee is awesome. We ate dinner in contestant hospitality most nights and I took showers in the locker room there. They are just so accommodating, especially for stalls and rv hookups – it was amazing. I’ve never been to a rodeo where they just accommodate to cowboys and cowgirls so much.” Then she added with a laugh, “I definitely felt like real high-class there.” The Bahe sisters both competed in Bracket 5. Anna won the first Cassie Bahe of Grantsville, Utah, did her family proud in Fort Worth at the brand new Dickies Arena. Cassie, 24, earned the biggest title of her career thus far and she credits her father, Francis, with teaching her how to rope at the age of 5 years old. Photo by James Phifer, Rodeobum.com

Cassie Bahe was all smiles in the winner’s circle at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo receiving her awards from Mr. Bass and Mr. Barnes. Photo by James Phifer, Rodeobum.com

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DIFFERENT YEAR, SAME OUTCOME Kinsel Lockwood Top Barrel Racer in Fort Worth for Second Consecutive Year By Kristen M. White H ailey Kinsel Lockwood has a unique accomplishment to her name. Not only did she claim back-to-back wins at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, but did it in two different locations and in a new format this year. 

Lockwood was the last winner in the historic Will Rogers Coliseum last year, then returned to defend that title with a win in the brand new Dickies Arena on February 8. This year’s rodeo also featured a tournament format with seven brackets, a wild card round and two semifinal rounds before the sudden-death finals. “It’s so historic to run over there [Will Rogers] and you think of how many amazing horses have run down that alley,” she said, following the win. “So to win that was really special, but then to come here and kind of set a new story for all the horses that are going to run down this alley some day is really cool.” Her bookend wins, on separate chapters of the Forth Worth rodeo, are a unique addition to her resume. “I’m still trying to wrap my head around the past few days!”

DM Sissy Hayday, known as Sister, an 8-year-old palomino mare. “The ground felt really spongy and nice, felt good for me and my horse,” Lockwood said of her final round. “They try so hard here to make it good for us, hand raking for every girl. It’s been really safe and even for everybody.” Lockwood said after the NFR, Sister had a big break. While she exercised her and kept the horse fit, she didn’t make any runs until near Hailey Kinsel Lockwood has a new last name but results are still the same with her name atop the leaderboard. Lockwood won the barrel racing title at the 2020 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo in the new Dickies Arena a year after winning the title in the Will Rogers Arena. Photo by James Phifer, Rodeobum.com

Lockwood posted on Facebook after her victory. “Sister got us a check in the semifinals, then came back last night and won the finals with the fastest time of the rodeo. She is just amazing and I’m so thankful for the ride.” Lockwood pocketed more than $23,000 in total in Fort Worth - $20,000 of it for the winning run alone. It put her very close to reaching the $1 million mark in earnings through WPRA-sanctioned events, leaving just $20,907 to go for the milestone. Her time in the finals also set a new arena record. She was the first competitor out in the final round and set the pace with a 16.30-second run that no one could quite catch. She was riding her trusted sidekick, Hailey Kinsel Lockwood turned in the fastest time yet recorded in the Dickies Arena in the final round of the 2020 edition of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. Lockwood and her amazing mare, Sister, stopped the clock in 16.30 seconds. Photo by James Phifer, Rodeobum.com

Mr. Bass and Mr. Barnes present Hailey Kinsel Lockwood with her awards from the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo for the second consecutive arena. Despite the new arena and new tournament format the result was the same for Lockwood collecting over $20,000 in earnings.

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RNCFR PREVIEW FIRED UP FOR FLORIDA Talented barrel racers excited for RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo By Neal Reid F or circuit competitors, it doesn’t get any better than the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo, and this year’s crop of talented barrel racers is primed and ready to run for a national title at

this year’s championship event. Whether it’s a seasoned vet or a rookie making their way to Kissimmee, Florida, for the first time, the RAM NCFR is a special rodeo, one they relish highly. That’s certainly the case for Megan Champion, a mother of three from Ukiah, California, who won the California Circuit year-end and average titles in her rookie year. “I’m pretty excited about it,” said Champion, runner-up to Carly Taylor for 2019 WPRA Rookie of the Year honors. “Who knows? I might not ever make it again. I’m excited, so I’ll just take that excitement and have fun.” Champion said she wasn’t aware until mid-rodeo at the circuit finals that she had a chance to top 2017 WPRA World Champion Nellie Miller and punch her first ticket to the RAM NCFR, which will be held April 2-4 at Silver Spurs Arena at Osceola Heritage Park. “I didn’t realize going into the circuit finals that I could still win,” said Champion, who notched her achievement aboard a pair of mares named Katy and Smarty. “For some reason, I thought the season was over. Being close to Nellie in the circuit (standings) was exciting in and of itself, because she’s amazing. So, I was just happy to make it there and be there.

Megan Champion barely missed winning the WPRA Rookie of the Year title in 2019 but she did win the California Circuit Rookie Title as well as the year-end and average title to earn her first ever trip to the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Kissimmee, Florida. She was shocked to learn she had won the year-end after surpassing WPRA World Champion Nellie Miller at the Circuit Finals. Photo by Gene Hyder

goals. “So, I’m just going to do what I always do – give it my best and let my horses give it their best, and it’ll fall where it’s supposed to fall.” Montana Circuit year-end champion Lindsay Kruse knows how Champion feels. She’s headed back to the RAM NCFR for the seventh time and will join her husband – 2009 PRCAWorld Champion Saddle Bronc Rider Jesse Kruse – as a competitor in the stacked field. Lindsay and Jesse qualified for the event together while they were dating in 2015, but this will be the first time the couple will be able to compete at the national championship simultaneously. “The last time we both qualified, he had to have knee surgery right after the circuit finals, so we weren’t able to compete together,” Lindsay Kruse said. “You get to do what you love together, and you understand it when it’s hard and not going good. You get it, so there’s no explaining needed.” The Kruses also will have the support of their three children – all age 8 or younger – since the Winston, Montana, family travels together, and Lindsay will be aboard her trusty mare, Cover Girl, in Kissimmee. The 9-year-old horse helped Kruse run away with the circuit’s barrel racing season title, as she finished nearly $10,000 ahead of Margaret Poloncic when the dust had settled. It will be Cover Girl’s first trip to the RAM NCFR – Kruse lost her last great horse, Harley, after they competed in the 2016 event together

“Then, I realized after making one of my runs that I was $200 away and could still win the saddle. I was like, ‘What? How cool!’ It definitely gave me a confidence boost like, ‘OK, I can do this.’” She edged Miller $30,232 to $26,515 in the final season standings and also took home the average crown after a trio of solid runs. Regardless of how the scenario played out, Champion said just getting the chance to compete against such top-level talent in her circuit is a thrill. “It’s rewarding and exciting to be able to run with the best girls in the world, but it’s also very humbling because you just never know,” Champion said. “You have just as many lows as highs, so you can doubt yourself.” But thanks to Katy – a horse owned by Rachel Dice – and Smarty, whom she owns, Champion was able to hit it big in the circuit ranks. “It’s all the horses,” said Champion, who is testing her mounts at the big winter rodeos in Texas. “I’m just the jockey, and I’m fortunate they do their job and they love it. I just try to let them work and stay out of their way.” Champion will enjoy her time in Florida, no matter the outcome. “I just take one run at a time, and honestly, I’m just really grateful to be there running with the best girls,” said Champion, who lists qualifying for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the top of her

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system, it gives opportunities like this to people like me who do have a full-time job and can’t get off to go rodeo all the time. It gives us a platform to run with more professionals for bigger money.” Thomas won some big money – $9,130 – aboard her 14-year-old sorrel, Amos, at the circuit finals after finishing one-tenth of a second ahead of Kelley Carrington for the average title. It was a shock to the system when Thomas saw she and the horse she’d bought from Linda Gail Stewart as a 7-year-old had earned a trip to Kissimmee. “He’s always really liked that pen, and he just made three solid runs and gave me his all,” Thomas said. “I was really not expecting to win the average, because it was a really tough group of girls. We had girls who were going to the NFR and ones who almost made the NFR, and it was going to be a really tough group. “I was just going to have fun and do the best I could. So, it was a welcomed surprise.”

Thomas, who has master’s and specialist’s degrees from Lincoln Memorial University, loves competing in barrel racing as an escape from her non-stop schedule. “I work really hard during the week, and it’s something I look forward to on the weekend to take your mind off everything else,” said Thomas, whose sons, Tate and Logan, also compete in rodeo. “I think everybody should have something they love and look forward to.” Thanks to Amos, Thomas is realizing a dream she never thought possible. “He just really blossomed and took to the rodeo world really well,” she said. “It’s just turned into a lot more than I ever could have expected.” As for her game plan for Kissimmee, not surprisingly Thomas said learning is her chief goal. “I tell my boys all the time that you can learn from anybody, so I look forward to just being around (the other barrel racers), seeing the things they do and learning from them to make myself better,” Thomas said. “I’m very excited. I’ll just go and do my best.”

– and Kruse feels blessed to have had such a dreamlike circuit season that will culminate with her return to the prestigious event. “I think it was exciting just because I’ve had other horses that have won that amount of money in the circuit in a season, but I’d never been that far ahead of the girls behind us to know you’re going to win it,” she said. “So, that was cool. Having my previous good horse (Harley) die, you’re like, ‘I guess I’ll be lucky if I ever get to go back to the RAM Finals again.’ So, getting to go again is exciting.” Kruse said Cover Girl is dealing with an inflamed sacroiliac joint, but she fully expects the talented steed to be ready for the rest of the winter rodeos and their trip to Florida. Consistency and versatility, Kruse says, are what makes her mare special. “I think consistency is her strength,” said Kruse, who bought Cover Girl when she was 6. “The first year, I thought I had her figured out, as far as the ground she liked and everything. And then this last year, she was the opposite and didn’t mind ground I thought she didn’t like. Arena sizes didn’t matter, and she just excelled in both.” Money at this year’s RAM NCFR will not count toward the WPRA World Standings, so Kruse said she’ll be relaxed and ready for that first run. “In my opinion, there’s not as much pressure,” she said. “You’re just going to try and stick money in your pocket and try to get some good runs in. It’s a good arena, and it seems to have good ground in it. I think it’ll be good, and we’ll try to get some good runs in before Spring starts.” For a true “weekend warrior” like Julie Thomas – who won the average title at the RAM Southeastern Circuit Finals Rodeo in Davie, Florida, in November – the RAM NCFR is the pinnacle of her rodeo world. “For someone like me, even though I’m off in the summer, there’s no way I can rodeo year-round and try to have bigger goals,” said Thomas, a mother of two who works as a literacy lead in rural Northwest Georgia helping elementary school teachers hone their literacy instruction. “So, this is the highest level I can make at this time in my life with a full-time job. That’s what I love about the circuit Lindsay Kruse won the year-end title in the Montana Circuit to earn a trip to the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo and what makes it even better is that her husband, PRCA Saddle Bronc World Champion Jesse Kruse earned a spot as well. The family is looking forward to a working vacation in Florida. Photo by Kirt Steinke

Julie Thomas is a true “weekend warrior” and exactly what the circuit system was meant for. Thomas won the average title in the Southeastern Circuit to earn a chance to compete at the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo. She dominated at the finals and hoping to do the same at the RAM NCFR. Photo by Mike Rastelli

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2020 WPRA RNCFR CONTESTANTS * Current qualifiers. Check www.wpra.com for the latest participants.

Jessica Routier

Amanda Harris

Megan Champion

Nellie Miller

Badlands

Badlands

California

California

Year-end champion

Average champion

Year-end & Average champion

Amberleigh Moore

Olivia Train

Wendy Chesnut First Frontier

Christina Mulford

Columbia River

Columbia River

First Frontier

Year-end champion

Average champion

Year-end & Average champion

Kricket Gintner

Angie Galliher Great Lakes

Lindsay Kruse

Tara Stimpson

Great Lakes

Montana

Montana

Year-end champion

Average champion

Year-end champion

Average champion

Shali Lord

Kelly Yates

Michelle Darling

Tamara Reinhardt

Mountain States Year-end champion

Mountain States Average Champion

Prairie

Prairie

Year-end champion

Average champion

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Carly Taylor Southeastern

Julie Thomas Southeastern

Jimmie Smith

Jill Wilson

Texas

Texas

Year-end champion

Average champion

Year-end champion

Average champion

Sarah Kieckhefer

Tarryn Lee Turquoise

Terri Wood Gates

Meka Farr Wilderness

Turquoise

Wilderness

Year-end champion

Average champion

Year-end & Average champion

Photo not available

Paulina Ochoa

Luisa Herrera

Brooke Wills Maple Leaf

Rylee Trenholm

Mexico

Mexico

Maple Leaf

Year-end & Average champion

Year-end & Average champion

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SPOTLIGHT

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2020 PRCA/WPRA CIRCUIT STANDINGS

GREAT LAKES 1.

Unofficial as of February 18, 2020 BADLANDS 1. Bobbi Grann

5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Kelsey Hayden Angie Hardin Kathy Petska

$2,597 $2,306 $2,246 $1,749 $1,674 $1,636 $1,470 $1,441 $1,407 $1,234 $1,172

7. 8. 9.

Ericka Nelson

$3,380 $3,154 $3,037

Brittany Jacobsen Patti Hovland Fonda Melby Kiley Dalchow Kricket Gintner Danyelle Hovland

$692 $599 $415 $231 $231

Heather Clemons Erica Blakeney (R)

2. 3. 4.

$4,266 $3,691 $3,262 $2,989 $2,327 $2,252 $1,813 $1,706 $1,551 $1,401 $1,273 $1,186 $1,045

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10. Sally Young $2,401 11. Savannah Lovell Thurmon (R) $2,305 12. Kailey Brooks $2,118 13. Kindyl Scruggs (R) $2,074 14. Alishea Broussard $1,980 15. Lacey Scott $1,793 TEXAS 1. Shelley Morgan $13,540 2. Taylor Langdon $13,472 3. Tiany Schuster $12,337 4. Wenda Johnson $12,133 5. Kassie Mowry $10,624 6. Alex Lang $8,717 7. Lisa Thornton $6,871 8. Tillar Murray $5,863 9. Ryann Pedone $5,764 10. Loni Kay Lester $5,654 11. Hailey Lockwood $5,309 12. CheyenneWimberley $5,241 13. Jimmie Smith $5,059 14. Ashley Castleberry $4,763 15. Jennifer Driver $4,593 TURQUOISE 1. Cindy Smith $3,683 2. Leia Pluemer $3,298 3. Tarryn Lee $2,889 4. Mindy Goemmer $2,447 5. LacyWilson $1,713 6. HaleyWolfe $1,688 7. Sharon Harrell $1,629 8. Barbara Johnson $1,570 9. Lori Todd $1,434 10. Kortney Kizer $868 11. Christina Gould (R) $848 12. Nicole Demers $741 13. Cheryl Murray $605 14. Kassidy Dennison $551 15. Cabrina Vickers $465 WILDERNESS No standings at this time

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Jessica Routier BrandeeWardell Kaylee Gallino Amanda Harris

Shannon Clawson

10. Linda Vick 11. Katrina Dugo 12. Hunter Morgan 13. Stacy Hampton 14. Cathey Vallerga 15. Lacey Lockard COLUMBIA RIVER No standings at this time FIRST FRONTIER 1. Wendy Chesnut

6.

$92

MAPLE LEAF No standings at this time MONTANA 1. Margaret Poloncic

Cally Kindred Kristi Steffes Tera Moody Lisa Lockhart

$4,849 $3,880 $1,455

10. Cathy Roesler 11. Britany Diaz 12. Summer Kosel 13. Kristen Zancanella 14. Deb Thompson

2. 3. 4. 5.

Milee Dailey Tara Stimpson Taylour Russell Jessica DeSaveur

$485 $121

$844 $734 $624 $514 $404 $294 $184

$853 $830

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Jennifer Merriman Sandra Pomykala Karlee Benincasa (R)

MOUNTAIN STATES 1.

15. Molly Otto

Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi Ivy Saebens Wendy Hoefer Karson Bradley Amy Jo Reisdorfer

$3,014 $2,479 $1,240

CALIFORNIA 1.

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Mary Jo Camera

$6,689 $3,688 $2,970 $2,646

Renee Gardner

2. 3. 4.

Jolee Lautartet-Jordan

Kerri Frazier

$851 $777 $597 $358

Katie Pascoe

Incarnata Tesiero

Megan Champion

Kristine Roy

$73

C.J. Vondette Coralee Spratt

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Tamara Reinhardt

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10. Jessica Beck

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SOUTHEASTERN 1.

VictoriaWilliams Margo Crowther Emily Hamrick

$4,738 $4,173 $3,842 $3,607 $3,546 $3,432

2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Jodi Colton

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B U S I N E S S

DIRECTORS & SPOKESWOMEN

PRESIDENT/CEO DoreenWintermute Stuart, FL 561-239-4313 Email: doreenwinter- mute@aol.com VICE PRESIDENT Heidi Schmidt Belfield, ND (701) 928-0260 Email: hearingmiracles@ hotmail.com BADLANDS Circuit Director Kaylee Gallino Wasta, SD 605-441-5185 kaylee_lane_gallino@ hotmail.com Spokeswomen Gale Beebe Rae Lynn Roesler Jessica Routier MacKenzieWeber Amber West TK Lawrence Amanda Richardson

TEXAS Circuit Director Lois Ferguson West, TX (254) 744-2878 Email: loisferguson@ ymail.com Spokeswomen Kimmi Byler Dena Kirkpatrick

Email: lenasswet@gmail. com Spokeswomen

KristenWeber Kris Roy Jayme Myers GREAT LAKES Circuit Director

Spokeswomen Dianne Bath

Spokeswomen Timi Lickley

Melanie Luark Shali Lord Wendy McKee Christy Hefley Kim Schulze

Kali Jo Parker Melissa Taylor

Marilyn Peterson Ann McGilchrist Linda Vick Katie Pascoe Lita Scott

Terri Wood-Gates ROPING DIVISION Director Patti McCutchen Alma, AR (479) 650-6931 Email: mchorses@ centurytel.net Spokeswomen April Harms Leigh Ann Billingsley Erin Johnson Noel Cosca Lari Dee Guy Kelley Moss Sherri Mell Carole Hollers Codi Anne Judkins Hailey Jo Hall EVENT DIRECTORS Breakaway Roping Kelsie Chace Team Roping Kendra McKinzie Tie-down roping Kari Nixon Assistant Director Jennifer Casey

Becky Nix Custer, WI (217) 720-0145 Email: becanix@gmail.com Spokeswomen Sandi Brandli Lindsay Leverington Melora Potter MONTANA Circuit Director Dillon McPherson Wolf Point, MT 406-650-8458 Email: dillonmcpherson@ yahoo.com Spokeswomen

PRAIRIE Circuit Director Cindy Gillespie Ransom, KS (785) 731-5306 Email: Cancrasher13@ hotmail.com Spokeswomen Jeanne Anderson Mary Burger Tana Poppino Jyme Beth Powell SOUTHEASTERN Circuit Director Patti Roberts Westville, FL 850-333-3825 Email: pattijr@icloud.com Spokeswomen Kati Breaux

Lyndee Stairs Karla Sanchez Jolee Jordan Sheena Robbins COLUMBIA RIVER Circuit Director Megan McLeod-Sprague Marsing, ID 208-440-0702 Email: Mcleod.sprague@ gmail.com Spokeswomen Chris Powers Kathy Grimes FIRST FRONTIER Circuit Director Eileen Lang-Kramme Pilesgrove, NJ 856-364-7130 Email: clovercowgirl@ comcast.net Spokeswomen Teri Bangart Kelsie Miller Cheyenne Allan

Martha Jordan Stevi Hillman Tami Semas Kelly Kaminski Shelley Morgan Kelly Tovar

TURQUOISE Circuit Director Toni Karre Buckeye, AZ 602-390-0753 Email: tkarre519@msn. com Spokeswomen

Lisa Anderson Lindsay Kruse Darae Larson Laura McPherson Maria Taylor Jill Ferdina MOUNTAIN STATES Circuit Director Carla Beckett Laramie, WY 307-761-1800 Email: Slinkydo4@ gmail.com

Laura Carmen Debbie Carter Sherry Cervi Barbara Johnson

Nikki Hansen Cally Kindred CALIFORNIA Circuit Director Stacey Freitas Galt, CA 916-690-7193

Dallas Dewees Sabra O’Quinn Julie Thomas Wendy Culberson Laura Kennedy Lindsey Pender

WILDERNESS Circuit Director

Julie Herman Bluffdale, UT 801-548-4797 Email: jmherman4@ yahoo.com

Jody Stockton Beth Borowy

PROCOM TURNOUT/RELEASE DEADLINES Procedure: A contestant wishing to make a notified turn out or release must notify PROCOM no later than three hours prior to the performance/slack of which she is turning out, unless an earlier deadline applies (see follow- ing). Morning Slack: A contestant desiring to make a notified turn out or release for a morning section of slack must so notify PROCOM no later than the turn out deadline of the previous evening’s performance or 5 p.m. (Colo- rado Mountain Time) of the day prior to such section of slack if there is no performance the previous evening. It is important to remember that all times are based on Mountain Standard Time. The only official turnout or release is through PROCOM. Notifying the rodeo secretary is not official. PROCOM HOURS Entries and Call Back (Winter Hours)

DEADLINE FOR PAYING ENTRY FEES: 10.5.4 Contestants competing at the rodeo must pay entry fees to the rodeo secretary at the rodeo or entry fees must be received in the WPRA office by 3:00 PM Mountain time, Tuesday following the end of the rodeo. 10.5.4.1. Contestants turning out of a rodeo must have entry fees paid in the WPRA office by 3:00 PM Mountain time, Tuesday following the end of the rodeo.

WPRA CREDIT CARD POLICY The WPRA will accept Visa/Mastercard/Discover/ Amex for the following: Dues • Fines • Entry Fees There will be a $10 charge on each transaction.

CANADIAN INFORMATION C.P.R.A. Office (403)250-7440 Canadian Rodeo Entry System (800)661-8523 (403)250-7666 CRES Administration (403)250-7299 To enter CPRA rodeos, a current October 2014CPRA membership is required.

Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. MT Weekends 8:00 a.m. until last deadline ProCom numbers: (800)234-PRCA (7722) ProCom Local & Trades Line: (719)548-4800 Results Line: (719)548-4848

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2020WPRA FUTURITY/DERBY POINTS Unofficial standings as of Feb. 14, 2020 FUTURITY NAME HORSE POINTS 1. Kathy Grimes KC Juststealingcash 130 2. Margaret Jones Smooth Operraider 125 3. Molly Otto Teasin Dat Guy 90 4. Margaret Jones Pays To Be Smooth 60 5. Fonda Melby RF Chrome In Black 50 6. Ashley Day Flash N Dynamite 35 KourtneyWoods Pardon Dat French 35 8. Hilary Van Gerpen Flits Complicated 25 Hilary Van Gerpen SEVS Judgement Day 25 Ashley Day Fly N Famous 25 11. Amanda Radford Flinging Blue Safire 20 12. Hilary Van Gerpen Flingin Them Jeans 10 Molly Otto No Lion Shes Flying 10 Rylea Platts JW Maxed Out 10 15. Cheyenne Hattesen Einsteins Boomerilla 5 Fonda Melby RF Led Me To Fortune 5 2D FUTURITY NAME HORSE POINTS 1. Rylea Platts JW Maxed Out 50 2. Margaret Jones Pays To Be Smooth 45 3. Amanda Radford Flinging Blue Safire 40 4. Cheyenne Hattesen Einsteins Boomerilla 30 5. Karen Gleason Streak Ta Fling 25 Ashley Day Driftin Little Lena 25 Amanda Radford Abar of Fools Gold 25 Stephanie Newman Knock Ya Socks Off 25 Hilary Van Gerpen Never Seis Never 25 10. Molly Otto No Lions Shes Flying 20 11. Ashley Day Flash N Dynamite 10 Abbie Hughes Merlyn Foo 10 Molly Otto Teasin Dat Guy 10 Stephanie Newman Famous Golden Angel 10 15. Alisha Perret JF Bay Bombshell 5 Hilary Van Gerpen Flingin Them Jeans 5 Karen Gleason Cadi Ta Fame 5 DERBY NAME HORSE POINTS 1. Wendy Platts Frenchmans Firestar 95 2. Karen Gleason Mobetta Fame 70 3. Karen Gleason Red Bull Look 50 4. Janci Hannen GuyWith Speednclass 45 5. Molly Otto Sixappeal 40 6. Margaret Jones Shes Packin Dynamite 25 7. Christina Curley Bar B Boogies Secret 20 8. Emily Hannaford Chasin A Firefly 15 9. Shelley Holman Wood B Fun 5

SHORT LISTINGS This is a courtesy and is unofficial. Please check long listings for official entry closing dates and times. Unless otherwise indicated, listings are for PRCA rodeos which are entered through PROCOM. CPRA rodeos are entered through the CRES entry system. EC ON MARCH 2

EC ON APRIL 6 10:30 AM Madison,WI 2:00 PM Medicine Hat, AB, CN EC ON APRIL 7 10:00 AMWichita Falls,TX 11:00 AM Lakeside, CA EC ON APRIL 8 10:00 AM Longview,TX EC ON APRIL 9 10:00 AM Roswell, NM EC ON APRIL 13 10:30 AM St. Paul, MN 11:00 AM Springville, CA EC ON APRIL 14 10:30 AM Athens,TX 2:00 PM Crowsnest Pass, AB, CN EC ON APRIL 15 10:30 AM Helote,TX EC ON APRIL 16 11:00 AM Stonyford, CA EC ON APRIL 20

10:00 AM Mercedes,TX 1:00 PM Okeechobee, FL EC ON MARCH 3

10:00 AM Council Bluffs, IA 11:00 AM Queen Creek, AZ EC ON MARCH 4 10:00 AM Lake City, FL Fargo, N.D. 11:00 AM Kissimmee, FL (RNCFR) EC ON MARCH 5 10:00 AM Nacogdoches,TX 11:00 AM Magnolia, AR EC ON MARCH 6 11:00 AM Goliad,TX EC ON MARCH 9 11:00 AM Redmond, OR EC ON MARCH 10 11:00 AM Cave Creek, AZ EC ON MARCH 13 10:00 AM Nashville, GA EC ON MARCH 17 10:00 AMWaxahachie,TX EC ON MARCH 18 10:00 AM Ocala, FL Springfield, MO EC ON MARCH 20 10:00 AM Levelland,TX EC ON MARCH 25 10:00 AM Lauderdale, MS Logandale, NV EC ON MARCH 27 11:30 AM Oakdale, CA EC ON MARCH 31 11:00 AM Huntsville,TX EC ON APRIL 2 10:00 AM El Paso, AR

10:00 AM Carthage,TX 2:00 PM Drayton, AB, CN EC ON APRIL 24 10:00 AM Redding, CA EC ON APRIL 27

10:00 AM Pleasanton,TX 2:00 PM Stavely, AB, CN EC ON APRIL 28 10:00 AM MineralWells,TX 11:00 AM CastroValley (Hayward), CA 12:00 PM Sonora, CA EC ON APRIL 29

11:00 AM Franklin,TN 12:30 PM Crockett,TX EC ON APRIL 30 11:00 AM Killeen,TX 12:00 PM Grand Coulee,WA

2020 JUNIOR DIVISION STANDINGS Unofficial Standings as of Feb. 14, 2020 *Denotes 2019World Champion 1. London Gorham Cotulla, TX

$30,617 $4,044 $3,685 $3,649 $3,477 $3,087 $2,950 $2,840 $2,538 $2,445 $2,317 $2,052 $1,926 $1,785 $1,629

2. Alexis Lynch

Crawford, TX

3. Ali Kate Kelleher 4. Patton Ann Lynch *5. McKenzie Morgan

Gray, GA

Crawford, TX Maryville, TN

6. Ashlyn Goven 7. Lenna Peterson

Rozet, WY

Watkins, MN Fitzgerald, GA

8. Abigail Poe 9. Cami Henry 10. Kali Holt

Deleon Springs, FL

LaBelle, FL Dade City, FL

11. Hannah Mae Oakley 12. Ryleigh Kaye Adams

Okeechobee, FL

13. EmilyWilkins 14. Ashton Puckett 15. Ava Sanders

Bath, N.Y. Pierson, FL

Vero Beach, FL

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